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Adelaide Test, Day 2: India vs Australia - Statistical highlights

Adelaide: Statistical highlights of the second day's play in the first cricket Test between India and Australia here.

# Steven Smith (162 not out off 231 balls) registered a career-best innings in Tests, surpassing the 138 not out off 241 balls vs England at The Oval in August 2013.

# Smith's brilliant innings is his fifth Test hundred - his first against India.

# Smith's previous best innings vs India was 92 off 185 balls at Mohali in March 2013.

# Smith has recorded four Test hundreds while batting at fifth and just one at sixth.

# All five Test hundreds scored by Smith have come under Clarke's captaincy. He had failed to post a century in four Tests under Ponting and one under Shane Watson.

# For seven times, Australia (517/7) have registered a total of 500-plus vs India at Adelaide - the best ever being 674 in January 1948.

# Varun Aaron (23-1-136-2) has recorded an economy rate of 5.91 - the worst by any Indian bowler, who has bowled 20 overs (120 balls) or more, outstripping the 5.68 registered by Kapil Dev - 38.4-3-220-7 vs Pakistan at Faisalabad in January 1983.

# Mohammad Shami (24-2-120-2) also recorded an economy rate of 5.00. Two opening bowlers from India, for the first time, have conceded 5.00 runs per over in the same innings (minimum 20 overs). 

# For the sixth time, three batsmen posted centuries in the same Test innings for Australia vs India - the previous two instances at Adelaide being in 1947-48 and 2007-08.

# Michael Clarke produced his 28th century in Tests. His tally includes 17 in Tests at home.

# Clarke's last Test hundred was 161 not out vs South Africa at Cape Town in March this year. In between his two Test hundreds, he had made 0, 2, 3, 47 and 5.

# Clarke's 128 off 163 balls is his 14th hundred as captain.

# Clarke enjoys superb record as captain in Tests - his tally being 3728 (ave.57.35) in 40 Tests.

# Clarke (2042) became the second batsman after Ricky Ponting (2555) to amass 2,000 runs for Australia against India in Tests. Clive Lloyd (2344), Javed Miandad (2228) and Shivnarine Chanderpaul (2171) are three other batsmen to have accomplished the feat vs India.

# Clarke and Smith have shared a stand of 163 - Australia's highest partnership for the seventh wicket vs India at Adelaide.

# Among the players with 25 Test centuries or more, Don Bradman, Matthew Hayden and Michael Clarke are the three players to have posted more hundreds than fifties.

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